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Egypt Claims It Will Prosecute 54 Million People for Not Voting

Egypt’s electoral commission said on Wednesday it would prosecute roughly 54 million people for not voting in a parliament election this month, Abu Dhabi’s the National reported on Thursday.

Just 14 percent of Egypt’s 63 million eligible voters participated in the election for Egypt’s upper house of parliament on August 11 and 12. A 300-seat chamber known formally as the Council of Senators, the upper house of parliament, serves “a purely consultative mandate, vetting draft legislation sent by the president or the legislature,” according to the report.

“One hundred of the chamber’s 300 seats were won by a ‘closed,’ pro-government list that ran unopposed” in the mid-August elections, according to the newspaper. “Another 100 [seats] will shortly be appointed by [Egyptian] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, while the other third were won by independent candidates who are not critical of the government.”

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